Add placeholders to contain text, pictures, videos, etc.

Add a placeholder to a slide layout to contain content, such as text, pictures, tables, charts, SmartArt graphics, clipart, videos, and more.

  1. On the View tab, click Slide Master.
  2. In the left thumbnail pane, click the slide layout that you want to add one or more placeholders to.

The following shows the Title and Content slide layout that contains a placeholder for the title, and another one for any type of content:

Title and Conten layout

  1. On the Slide Master tab, click Insert Placeholder, and then click the type of placeholder that you want to add.

Insert a content placeholder

  1. Click a location on the slide layout, and then drag to draw the placeholder.
  2. To add more placeholders to a layout, repeat steps 2 through 4.
  3. On the Slide Master tab, click Close Master View.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To reapply the newly-changed layout to an existing slide, in the slide thumbnail list, select the slide, and then on the Home tab, click Layout, and then select the revised layout.
    • To add a new slide that contains the layout (with the newly-added placeholders), on the Home tab, click New Slide, and then select the slide revised layout.
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2013